Welcome to this issue of Big Data Innovation.
With the buzz in the the data community concentrating around data protection, privacy and hacking, we wanted to create a section dedicated to these issues.
Therefore we have four fantastic articles focussed on some of the key areas where data privacy and use of data in prevention of illegal activity is a core issue.
We look at how the NSA data collection revelations may have far reaching consequences beyond bad press.
David Barton takes a look at the ways in which governments and companies are using open data and how this use of data can help society as a whole in the future.
As data collection is at the centre of several contentious issues, Simon Barton reports on how it is being used to prevent crime and fraud.
Chris Towers also investigates the data issues that surround the spread of the Internet of Things especially after the acquisition of Nest by Google.
As well as these stories revolving around data privacy, we talk to Hyunyoung Choi, Senior Scientist at Pandora, about how she is using data to help create the music genome project.
As Getty Images is moving from a traditional image licensing company to a data driven internet company, we look at how this could work out for them.
Heather James, creator of the HR Analytics summit also gives her opinion on the importance of HR analytics in today’s companies.
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